When Mrs. Frank A. Slavin died at South Norwalk, Conn., a few days ago, it was thought she did not have a cent. The kitchen carpet was taken up the other afternoon, and two layers of small bills which almost covered the entire floor were discovered. There was nearly a bushel of them when piled up, and they amounted to $3,400. Her son, Charles A. Slavin, was about to vacate the house and stood in the doorway debating whether to take up or leave the kitchen carpet. He thought it might do to cover the dog kennel, and so he pulled it up.
New Ulm (Minnesota) Review, November 17, 1909.